Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 440--443

Ultrasound-guided injection for plantar fasciitis: A brief review


AS Nair, RK Sahoo 
 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Citizens Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. A S Nair
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Citizens Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana
India

Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a distressing condition experienced by many patients. Although self-limiting, it tends to become a chronic ailment if the precipitating factors are not addressed. One of the modality of treating PF is intra-lesional corticosteroid injection. This was done using palpation technique earlier but nowadays many specialists use ultrasound (US) imaging as a guide to give injection accurately instead of inadvertently damaging the plantar fascia or injecting into surrounding soft tissue, both of which can have serious implications. We did a literature search in Medline, Scopus, and Embase databases to find out articles describing US-guided corticosteroid injection for treating PF and whether guided injection was effective than injection given by palpation.


How to cite this article:
Nair A S, Sahoo R K. Ultrasound-guided injection for plantar fasciitis: A brief review.Saudi J Anaesth 2016;10:440-443


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Nair A S, Sahoo R K. Ultrasound-guided injection for plantar fasciitis: A brief review. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];10:440-443
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